EMS launches Entrepreneurship Development Programme

Posted on September 16, 2015

A new and exciting entrepreneurship programme will be offered for the first time in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ Department of Business Management in 2016.
This programme will be delivered as a one-year certificate through Continuing Education at the University of Pretoria (CE@UP) and will equip participants with skills to start a business and create jobs for themselves. It will also create the opportunity to improve matric results in order to get university acceptance at the University of Pretoria (UP).
Professor Jurie van Vuuren, Coordinator of the Chair in Entrepreneurship at UP, notes that the unemployment rate in South Africa is extremely high – especially among the youth of South Africa – and many prospective entrepreneurs struggle to enter the business world with only a matric qualification.
“This practical programme is offered by well-qualified and experienced entrepreneurs and provides school leavers with a fitting opportunity to improve their matric results and be accepted for completing tertiary education.”
He adds that the content, methodology of teaching and study material of this programme is very exciting and the lecturers are young, dynamic and very well qualified.
The programme will be presented on Saturdays (8 hours per contact session), and will include a mentorship component at UP’s Groenkloof Campus. The closing date for registrations is 31 January 2016. For more information on this course, contact Prof Van Vuuren at [email protected], or click here to view the brochure. 
- Author Department of Business Management

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